Mr. A. T. DAVIES:68.
asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been directed to the statement of the Commonwealth Minister of Defence, that delay in the manufacture of aeroplanes in England is preventing the start of important inter-State air services in Australia in August and September next; and whether the Ministry has taken, or intends taking, any action to remove this delay?
I have been asked to reply. Although I have seen the reports in the Press of the statement referred to, I have received no other intimation that such a delay is taking place. Whatever may be the cause of the delay, there does not appear to be any justification for interference or action by the Air Ministry.